Saturday, February 15, 2014

Obama Announces Much Needed Resiliency Fund

Morning traffic makes it's way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway on Friday. California is taking to the highways to spread the word about water conservation after months of drought, which some experts link to climate change. (Credit: Richard Vogel/AP) Click to enlarge.
President Obama's 2015 budget will include $1 billion to help communities deal with the effects of climate change.  He made the announcement Friday on a visit to drought-stricken California.

The money, part of the president’s 2015 budget to be sent to Congress next month, has three purposes, according to a White House fact sheet released this week:
  • Invest in research and unlock data and information to better understand the projected impacts of climate change and how we can better prepare our communities and infrastructure.
  • Help communities plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change and encourage local measures to reduce future risk.
  • Fund breakthrough technologies and resilient infrastructure that will make us more resilient in the face of a changing climate.
Obama Announces Much Needed Resiliency Fund

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